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May 2, 2014 5:30am PDT
of the observers held in slaviansk. russia spent the special envoy to the area. he is in the region right now. contact with him has been real established. >> vladimir putin warned of consequences against ukraine for acting against its own citizens. what consequences could flow from today's events? >> that is right. vladimir putin has one of consequences in ukraine. he did not give exact details of what the consequences might entail. the russian foreign ministry said the assault in the region would have catastrophic consequences. all of this talk has made it clear russia may be taking military action in the area. they have 45,000 troops stationed near the border. they have appealed to the separatists for help from russia. so far no military action has been taken yet. >> thank you for updating us from moscow. the u.s. president hosts the german chancellor later for talks on the escalating crisis in ukraine. it is angela merkel's first visit to washington since the revelation american spies tapped her mobile phone. advancing a trade deal is on the agenda. the pair will hold a joint press confere
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May 2, 2014 5:00am PDT
. it should not be something that an outside nation dictates to ukraine and that is certainly what russia has demonstrated that it's trying to do. >> reporter: leaders in ukraine and the west are trying to avoid a repeat of what happened in crimea after the fall of pro-moscow president viktor yanukovych. voters there held a referendum in march, and decided to join russia. then, president vladimir putin annexed the republic. he's accused of sending in arms and agents to fuel the unrest so he could eventually send in troops under the pretense of protecting ethnic russians. putin and members of his administration have denied that again and again. he said in a statement that ukraine must withdraw all military units from the southeast, stop the violence, and immediately start a national dialogue that would involve all regions and all political forces. ukrainian soldiers have been manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied area. but in the capital, they held an exercise to test the response to a threat on a government building. the head of the state guard said they performed a task well.
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May 1, 2014 8:00am PDT
's likely to draw a veto from russia. the un's top human rights official is warning the power struggle in the south sudan is tearing the country apart. thousands of died and more than one million people have fled their homes and clashes erupted between government troops and 'spporters of the country sacked vice president. south sudan is on the verge of catastrophe. >> the leaders, instead of seizing the chance, in a war published -- an impoverished nation, have embarked on a power struggle that has brought these people to the verge of catastrophe. the ukrainian government says it has lost control of the rest of the east as pro-russian separatists expand their reach. ,hey blamed in activity helplessness, and criminal the trail among ukrainian forces. ims havecomes as the approved a $70 billion bailout. announcedng directors the two-year package. >> urgent action was necessary. decisive measures were taken by ukraine and they have just been taken by the imf. there has been a very strong endorsement for the program, which will release over the next two years $17.1 million in different for
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May 1, 2014 7:30am PDT
into the background. the peninsula, which was annexed by russia last month, was not even a topic of discussion at the recent peace talks in geneva. positions simply differ too much, but the inhabitants of crimea are faced with a lot of uncertainty as far as their everyday lives are concerned. which schoolbooks will pupils have an future, for example. which national league will be crimea in football clubs play and? who will supply the land with electricity? curators of a museum are concerned about the antique gold treasure, which they lent out to a museum in amsterdam. the precious pieces were supposed to have been returned. >> they were mysterious people, nomadic horsemen. they had no writing, left no written legacy, but they did leave fabulous treasures, magnificent garments, and skillfully worked vessels for the knowledge is -- for archaeologists to find in burial mounds. the citizens carved out their mound on the steps north of the black sea. a traveling exhibition of crimean artifacts has landed in amsterdam, and right in the middle of the ukrainian-russian conflict. >> we've got a problem
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May 1, 2014 5:30am PDT
will be in trouble. >> one question he does not like is whether he gets orders or assistance from russia. >> i have no contact with moscow. stop asking i have told you -- stop asking, i have told you this several times. >> but to the authorities in kiev, it is clear that they have -- the russians have sent weapons to him and other separatists in power. like other russian leaders -- pro-russian leaders, he was a member of the soviet army before running a small soap factory. another member is still a member of russian military intelligence according to the european union and ukrainian authorities. he now that she used to live in the shadow but now is openly saying he's behind operations in the separatist provinces of donetsk and luhansk. >> my presence here is a result of the work i did in crimea, and i helped bring about the crimean scenario in the native regions of donetsk and luhansk. >> ukraine separatist leaders were recently unknown in the provinces that they now control. the new leader of the so-called donetsk people's republic used to be a security guard and sell candy, and work for a company
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May 1, 2014 5:00am PDT
a referendum on their future just as the crimeans did. some want independence. some are pushing to join russia. the crisis has brought leaders of different nations together to try to figure out a diplomatic solution. japanese prime minister shinzo abe met in berlin with german chancellor angela merkel. >> translator: we reached an agreement to urge russia to play a responsible role in the international community. >> reporter: the u.s. and european union have been trying to pressure putin by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. >> the european borders cannot, will not be changed through political intimidation or military force. and we have to be resolute in imposing cost. >> reporter: russian leaders have denied they're behind the turmoil. and they've criticized the sanctions. they say they won't retaliate, yet. foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want to give others the opportunity to calm down. but things seem far from calm on the ground in eastern ukraine. as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away, manning checkpoints on the
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Apr 30, 2014 5:30am PDT
provincial capital of luong. despite new western sanctions on russia. an inmate in oklahoma dies of a heart attack minutes after a botched attempt to execute him with a new death penalty cocktail. also coming up this hour, celebrations across madrid as madrid wins. it might be an all spanish 20 in may if chelsea loses in tonight's game. a tug-of-war over french engineering company al stump. it says -- alstom. it is giving them a month to decide over the $12 billion offer from general election. there is a rival offer from siemens. a rack is voting in its first general election since u.s. troops -- iraq is voting in his first general election since u.s. troops left in 2011. the severe violence that hit the country this week continues. two women were among the dead as a bomb went off at a polling station in the north. nicholas rushworth has more. friday, and the explosion tore apart a campaign rally in the east of the city. attack was part of the waves of sectarian violence nationwide in the days before the vote. iraq is currently going through its worst unrest in years. security for this elec
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Apr 30, 2014 5:00am PDT
expand their reach as russia's president again denies he's behind the unrest, and criticizes western sanctions. >>> and japanese leaders are doing what they can to make japan an easier place to do business. north korean officials have issued a statement on their threat to conduct another nuclear test. they first warned of the test last month after the u.n. security council condemned their ballistic missile launch. >> translator: there's no statute of limitations on our declaration to not rule out a new form of nuclear test. such a test is our right to self-defense that no one can prevent. >> analysts at a u.s. research group have reported more activity at a nuclear test site in the north. and south korean government officials believe north korea has completed preparations for a possible nuclear test. north korean watchers say the statement could mean pyongyang will not carry out a test any time soon. but they also say it might be trying to confuse other countries. the korea institute for defense tells us what north korea's recent actions could mean. >> north korea's provocations are
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Apr 29, 2014 8:00am PDT
and restricting licenses for certain u.s. exports to russia. ukraine,ensions in the the u.s. and european union have imposed new sanctions on russia. the national basketball association is set to announce its response today to the racist comments of los angeles clippers owner donald sterling. emerged friday, sterling lambastes his girlfriend for posting a picture with nba legend magic johnson and not to post pictures associated with black people. >> we will get reaction from the nations sports columnist dave zirin. theont is poised to become first day to require the labeling of gmos. >> we do not want to continue to be guinea pigs. we want to have a choice. >> we will speak with vermont state senator david zuckerman. he is also an organic farmer. all that and more coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the white house is releasing a new set of guidelines to address the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. a new task force report urges colleges to report anonymous surveys and adopt proven strategies for combating assault. the
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Apr 29, 2014 5:30am PDT
scenario in southeastern ukraine. this as the u.s. and brussels hardin sanctions against russia. on the ground, pro-russian separatists have extended their grip on public buildings. remainsions in donetsk high. the eve of the first general election in iraq since the withdrawal of american troops. 11 people killed and 19 wounded in a twin bomb attack in northeastern baghdad. with no p still in the middle east. the american secretary of state was going -- there were allegations that it could become an apartheid state. >> also coming up, we will be getting the latest in sports. looking ahead to the meeting tonight in the second leg of the champions league semifinal. we will be looking at the list that will infuriate france -- the world's 50 best restaurants, and only four of them are french. we will find out more about that in just a moment. our top headline -- russia's deputy foreign minister has said there is no reason to fear that russia will repeat a crimean scenario in southeastern ukraine. he was speaking in the wake of fresh sanctions announced by washington and brussels. th
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Apr 29, 2014 5:00am PDT
that russia will not invade ukraine. a statement says russian defense minister sergei shoigu made the promises to his u.s. counterpart chuck hagel in a phone call. russian troops have recently carried out major exercises near ukraine's border. shoigu explained that the military presence is due to concerns about possible violence in eastern ukraine. he said ukrainian authorities could use force against unarmed civilians. leaders in the u.s. and the european union are urging president vladimir putin to halt what they call russian intervention in ukraine. white house spokesperson jay carney said russia has not failed to meet its commitments, but has escalated the crisis. russian diplomats had agreed in geneva this month to help de-escalate the tensions in eastern ukraine. carney also said the administration will apply sanctions to seven more russian officials, as well as 17 financial institutions and energy firms. leaders in europe added 15 names to their sanctions list. those targeted will face travel bans, and asset freezes. russian officials are criticizing the u.s. administration's decision.
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Apr 28, 2014 8:00am PDT
not declined the cla im. the u.s. has announced new sanctions on russia and the continued standoff over the crisis in ukraine. speaking today in manila, president obama said he would expand the list targeting russian individuals and firms with financial and diplomatic penalties. >> russia has not yet chosen to move forward. the sanctions represent the next stage in a calibrated effort to change their behavior. we do not yet know whether it will work. ift is why the next phase, we saw further russian aggression toward ukraine -- could be sectoral sanctions. targeted and addressing sectors like banking or the defense industries. >> tensions in ukraine remain high with continued violence. pro-russian separatist seized a group of monitors for the security and cooperation group. want toratists say they trade the monitors for a group of their jailed activists. meanwhile, the mayor of ukraine's second-largest city has been seriously wounded in a shooting. doctors say the mayor is fighting for his life. about 200 girls remain missing nearly two weeks after they were kidnapped from their boardin
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Apr 28, 2014 5:30am PDT
leader is among those sentenced. the u.s. and the year new sanctions against russia over ukraine ass in pro-russian militants are holding a team of international observers hostage for a third day. the algerian president is sworn in for a fourth term. he makes his inaugural address from a wheelchair following the sick to he was too participate in. also coming up, the scandal rocking the nba. withers players protest black socks and armbands after the owner allegedly made racist comments telling a woman not to bring african-americans to the games. work is underway for what is meant to be the tallest building in the world. that is the kingdom tower in saudi arabia. it should end up at an epic one kilometer high. this hour in egypt where 700 people, including the leader of the muslim brotherhood, have been sentenced to death over support of ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi. the court that handed down the verdict also changed 500 other death sentences given last month into prison sentences. for more on the situation, let's bring in jpeg -- jacob in cairo. what is the chance the new
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Apr 28, 2014 5:00am PDT
in the west, blame russia for fuelling this turmoil with agents and weapons. >> we urge russia to leave us alone. >> reporter: they accuse president vladimir putin of failing to live up to the agreement by helping disarm the separatists, and end the occupations. they say he's plotting to grab more territory as he did when he annexed the ukrainian republic of crimea. >> so long as russia continues down the path of provocation, rather than trying to resolve this issue, deesalating there are going to be consequences. >> reporter: those consequences amount to sanctions on russian officials such as travel bans and asset freezes. the net may widen as early as monday. >> the more names we add to that list, the more they do back in the russian economy. but we are also working on more far-reaching measures of economic, trade, and financial sanctions. >> reporter: officials in moscow have denied they're behind the unrest. they've told ukraine to pull back its troops from the east. russian media report more than 10,000 soldiers are preparing to move in on separatists in the city of slavyansk. across
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Apr 27, 2014 2:30pm PDT
for the pro-russia rebels said no others will be released on sunday. they were all paraded before a group of foreign journalists early on sunday morning. speaking on behalf of the group, watched, colonel schneider from germany said there had been no wrong treatment. >> i can tell you that the work the word of is a -- the mayor is a word of honor. we have not been touched, and we have been treated as the maximum extent, which is possible, under thie circumstances. >> schneider rejected allegations the inspectors were nato spies, saying that they were in ukraine on a diplomatic mission. mayor hasppointed said the observers might be released in exchange for jailed activists. we understand that the soldiers are hostages of the situation. three members of ukraine's security service have been captured. the armed insurgents claim they are on a mission to save the latest of the pro-russian force. they, too, were presented to the press but only to russian journalists. is seeking then release of all captives. beenr correspondent has covering events and joins us on the line. wasswedish observer rele
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Apr 26, 2014 2:30pm PDT
. meanwhile, moves have been made to quickly impose new sanctions against russia. and in rome, preparations are underway for the double canonization of pope john paul pope john xxiii. pro-russian separatists in eastern ukraine say the international group of observers they are holding captive includes soldiers and spies. to secures are trying their release. russia has said it will help free the observers but the separatists are not backing down. we will talk to our correspondent in ukraine in a moment, but first we have this report. >> the pro-russian government appear to have no intention of letting the osce observers go. they are claiming their captives were working as spies. have no relation to any osce mission. indicatingps on them the location of our checkpoint. we get the impression they are officers carrying out a spy mission. >> the 13 member german led team of military observers was traveling under the auspices of the osce when they were detained on friday. a spokesman for the organization confirmed that germany is leading negotiations for their release. >> it's a bilateral mission
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Apr 26, 2014 6:00am PDT
to agree to impose new sanctions against russia. and the world of soccer mourns after former barcelona coach, tito villanova dies of throat cancer at the age of 45. >> we begin in ukraine, where pro-russian separatists in the eastern city are still holding a group of international observers, calling them prisoners of war. the group, which includes four germans, is in the city to monitor the situation there on behalf of the organization for security and cooperation in europe. now, for his part, german foreign minister has called on his russian counterpart to do everything in his power to secure the release of the osce mission members. >> this is where the team of osce observers is set to be, inside the security headquarters, which is currently occupied by armed separatists. the team of 13 includes three german shoulders and an interpreter. berlin wants their immediate release. >> for us, it was important that we could at least inform the families based on eyewitness reports that so far they have been detained without violence. no shots were fired. the german government is using all dipl
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